Sunday Morning at Merryland

Just over a week ago, we spent a Sunday afternoon at Merryland Farm in Hydes, Maryland. It’s a training facility and is the sister farm to Country Life, which is a Thoroughbred nursery. Both farms are owned by the Pons family. I have met Josh Pons a handful of times, and he is very friendly[…]

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The Town of Middleburg

Middleburg is adorable and perfect for those lovers of all things equestrian, especially foxhunting. I had never been to Middleburg, but after reading Vicky Moon’s The Middleburg Mystique, I knew a visit was in order. James and I arrived around 10:30 on Saturday morning and went straight to the National Sporting Museum and Library. I[…]

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The Sketches of Paul Brown

The first stop on our tour of Middleburg was the National Sporting Museum and Library. Admission into the Museum was $10 per person, and it took us around an hour to get through as it’s not too large. Showcased there was a variety of equestrian and sporting art in a multitude of mediums. Some of[…]

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An Equestrian Weekend

I hope you all enjoyed your weekends and got to do something you love! James and I spent Saturday in Middleburg, VA – it was my first visit to this equestrian corner of the world. Of course, I loved it and will go into more detail about some of the shops and restaurants we visited.[…]

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An Equestrian Bedroom

You can probably tell which project is next around my fixer-upper farm by following my Pinterest boards. All of a sudden, one starts to get a little more love than another, and recently, the Equestrian Décor board has been filling with equestrian bedroom inspiration. We currently have hardwood floor in our bedroom, but it’s in[…]

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Breeder’s Cup Dresses

I think I mentioned before that my husband and I (and sister, brother-law, and friends, Susan and Zach) are heading to Lexington, Kentucky for Breeder’s Cup this year. We are so excited that it’s only two and a half weeks away! Last Saturday, my sister and I went shopping for some dresses, and we were[…]

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Keeneland Sporting Art Auction

“With demand for fine sporting art confirmed, Keeneland and Cross Gate Gallery will conduct the third annual Sporting Art Auction in November 2015. Last year’s auction featured 175 high-quality lots representing fine sporting art, American paintings, and sculpture from renowned artists. The Sporting Art Auction represents an inspired collaboration between Keeneland, the world’s premier Thoroughbred[…]

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Horse Racing Décor

Though my house is very equestrian, there are very two distinct décor themes within that: horse racing and foxhunting. I never can decide which I like best. Recently, however, horse racing won out over the hounds! For my birthday last week, my mom and sister surprised me with some gorgeous gifts from one of my[…]

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Book Review: Silks

I love a classic who-done-it murder mystery. My grandmother got me hooked on Mary Higgins Clark’s mystery novels years ago, so this genre has always been a favorite. I recently finished Dick and Felix Francis’ novel, Silks, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Believe it or not, this was my first foray into the world of[…]

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Bracelet Review + Giveaway

TGIF, right? It has been a terribly cloudy, rainy, you name it, week here in Maryland. But things are looking up because – IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME! I am partnering with Mulefoot, who is giving away a gorgeous, cream-colored Swarovski pearl bracelet. Hand-crafted by Mulefoot’s owner, Sue, these high quality bracelets (and other accessories) are truly[…]

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